GOTHENBURG SENIOR CENTER
WILD NEBRASKA WEATHER: Two nights of storms left their footprints behind and citizens cleaned up from the high winds and hail that pelted the area last Thursday and Friday nights. Tree branches were down throughout the community, gardens destoyed and the corn on the north side of town looking a little rough. The west side of the Comfort Suites building was damaged pretty severely as winds relentlessly tore at the siding. A large bit of the covering came off in Thursday night’s storm with the remaining was blown off on Friday, smashing into the main water system for the buildings’ underground sprinkler system causing additional damage.
Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. In the U.S., floods are the only weather events causing more fatalities than lightning. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that each year hundreds of people are injured by lightning strikes, according to Soni Cochran, Extension Associate, Lancaster County.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT:The Tail Twister 4-H Club held their annual Pre-Fair event this past Sunday evening. Familes brought a dish to share with the group, they had a meeting and were then able to work with their livestock in the rodeo area to prepare for the upcoming fair week being held through Sunday, July 19. Hailey Jensen (left) and Helene Keiser (right) are all smiles as they work with their furry friends.